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The real lunacy of the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union was not that British leaders dared to ask their populace to weigh the benefits of membership against the immigration pressures it presents.A decision of enormous consequence – far greater even than amending a country's constitution (of course, the United Kingdom lacks a written one) – has been made without any appropriate checks and balances.Indeed, no one has any idea of the consequences, both for the U.K. in the global trading system, or the effect on domestic political stability.What, exactly, is a fair, democratic process for making irreversible, nation-defining decisions?For one thing, the Brexit decision may have looked simple on the ballot, but in truth no one knows what comes next after a Leave vote.What should the U.K. have done if the question of EU membership had to be asked (which by the way, it didn't)? Surely, the hurdle should have been a lot higher; for example, Brexit should have required, say, two popular votes spaced out over at least two years, followed by a 60 percent vote in the House of Commons. The U.K. vote has thrown Europe into turmoil.
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